Welcome to Grace Assembly, a Reformed and Baptistic Church in Lynchburg, VA.
Dan Maddy
Dan and his wife, Becky, are natives of Franklin County, Virginia where Dan served as a deacon at Trinity Reformed Baptist Church in Boones Mill, VA for 25 years before moving to Altavista in 2018. He attended Columbia International University before graduating from Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, Georgia with a degree in Biblical studies with minors in business and education.
Dan and Becky have been blessed with four children and five grandchildren. Their oldest daughter, Anna, who has Down syndrome continues to live with and bless them in their home.
Dan enjoys golf, hunting, and spending time with the grandkids.
His desire is to be a faithful shepherd to the Lord’s people at Grace Assembly by ministering the Word and helping with the spiritual needs of the body of Christ thru prayer, hospitality, and counsel.
Justin Wilson

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Justin served 9 years in the Army Infantry and served in Iraq with the 1st Armored Division out of Germany. After the military, he pursued Pastoral Studies in Bible College and a degree in Biblical & Theological Studies. He is a husband to Lindsay and the father of twin girls. He has been a Contracts Administrator at Liberty University since 2018. He not only has a passion to teach the word of God but desires to walk with believers as they grow in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. He and his wife love opening their home to people in order to show Christ’s love on a practical level. He enjoys reading and discussing theology, drawing, and watching a good movie.

Lou Mancari

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Lou is honored to serve as an Elder at Grace Assembly since 2014. He also serves as the Regional Director of African Ministries at Advancing Native Missions in Afton, VA.  Lou holds degrees in Pastoral Theology; Masters of Arts Christian School Administration and a Masters of Arts Christian Studies (MACS) from Luther Rice Seminary.
He has helped to plant and pastor two churches in New York City and rural Pennsylvania, authored two books, and has traveled to 18 countries and 5 continents to preach and teach the Bible. He has trained national pastors in Africa and India for 18 years. Lou and his wife Iris have four children and two grandchildren.  He enjoys discussing Biblical Theology in practical terms over good coffee, watching old movies and college football.

Other Leadership

Steve Packer

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Steve was installed as a deacon in May 2010.  Steve and his wife, Robin, have six children.  The Packers moved from NE Ohio to Goode in 2004 and started attending Grace Assembly immediately.  Ask him how they found Grace Assembly sometime.  Steve gravitates to organizing roles such as church budget / finances and Sunday School scheduling.  Steve is the prime benefactor of Robin’s gift of hospitality to the body of Christ.

Gary Trittipoe

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Gary was raised in a strong Christian home and came to faith at the age of 10. In addition to serving at Grace Assembly as a deacon he has served in various other churches as an adult teacher. Gary is employed by New Covenant Schools as the Facilities Manager. He and his wife Rebekah have been married since 1977 and have two grown sons. His hobbies include hunting and managing property for hunting.

Josh Geisler

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Josh is the newest addition to the leadership team, being appointed as a deacon in June 2015, but has been with Grace Assembly since 2004.  He loves serving the Lord and the body of Christ, and encouraging others likewise. He enjoys reading about the attributes of God and finding ways to give to others.  He has been married to his lovely wife, Meghan, since 2006, and has three kids, Owen, Joy, and Maggie.   You will most likely find him playing with his kids, being outdoors with his family, or preparing tax returns.